PS4 Holds the Top of Media Create Hardware Sales, while 3DS Dominates Software

on October 21, 2015 2:19 PM

Like every Wednesday, Media Create released its hardware and software sales related to the week between October 12th and October 18th, giving us a solid glimpse on what the Japanese market looks like at the moment.

You can check out the software chart below.

  1. 7th Dragon III code: VFD – 3DS – 72,477
  2. Yo-kai Watch Busters – 3DS – 26,512
  3. Super Mario Maker – Wii U – 21,357
  4. Super-Dimensional Tag Blanc + Neptunia VS Zombie Corps – PS Vita – 19,990 / NEW
  5. Splatoon – Wii U – 14,680
  6. Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer – 3DS – 12,696
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS3 – 9,665
  8. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon – 3DS – 9,447
  9. Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition – PS Vita – 8,544
  10. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS4 – 8,224
  11. Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection – PS4 – 7,743
  12. Tokyo Xanadu – PS Vita – 7,627
  13. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 – PS4 – 7,617
  14. Picross 3D 2 – 3DS – 7,475
  15. Chibi-Robo!: Zip-Lash – 3DS – 7,339
  16. Pro Baseball Famista Returns – 3DS – 6,930
  17. Dragon Quest VIII – 3DS – 5,304
  18. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain – PS3 – 5,008
  19. FIFA 16 – PS4 – 4,810
  20. Rhythm Heaven: The Best Plus – 3DS – 3,979

The hardware chart is as follows:

  1. PS4 – 25,699
  2. New 3DS XL – 17,881
  3. PS Vita – 14,546
  4. Wii U – 11,658
  5. New 3DS – 4,514
  6. PS3 – 2,105
  7. 3DS – 1,232
  8. PS Vita TV – 696
  9. 3DS XL – 625
  10. Xbox One – 438

3DS games hold the top of the software chart with a very solid launch of 7th Dragon III code: VFD and Yo-kai Watch Busters, that seems nearly unstoppable.

The hardware situation is different, with the PS4 holding strong at the top, and retaining a good momentum from its price drop. While it did lose about 5,000 copies from last week, it’s slowing down much more gradually than I expected, especially considering the lack of strong software releases. It’ll be interesting to see where it’ll settle.

The Xbox One got a small bump as well this week, possibly due to the temporary price cut, combined with the launch of the “greatest hits” games at a lower price.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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